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Russian demographic barometer

Migration in Russia, the results of the first half of 2019

  • Net migration in Russia has increased 1.8 times compared to the first half of 2018

  • In January-June 2019, Russia received the largest net migration in the exchange of population with Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Tajikistan.

  • The volume of internal Russian migration in January-June 2019 decreased by 6%

  • In January-June 2019, due to migration exchange with the CIS countries, the population of 78 out of 85 regions increased, due to migration exchange with other regions of Russia - 22

  • The number of foreigners with a valid work permit in Russia fell to 97,000 people, and the number of foreigners with a valid work license exceeded 1,686,000

  • In 2018, the volume of personal transfers from Russia amounted to 18.8 billion dollars

  • In mid-2019, foreign workers accounted for 2.5% of all those employed in the Russian economy

Q&A

  • Sberbank NPF finds out how long Russians would like to live

  • Life at work: looking for balance

  • Xenophobic mood monitoring

In the vastness of Russia

  • The average age of a Russian resident is 40.02 years

  • Over past 60 years, Russian women have begun having one and a half times fewer babies

  • Fertility reduction in Russia is accompanied by an increase in large families

  • More than 40% of young people in Russia postpone the birth of children until they can buy an apartment

  • Russian women marrying later

  • Rosstat announces increase in the number of Russians over 100 years old

  • The number of underage brides in Russia has decreased

  • The average length of parental leave in Russia is almost 29 months

  • Ministry of Finance plans to switch to a new funded pension system starting in 2021

  • State Duma refuses to exempt large families from property tax

  • Large families will be paid 450 thousand rubles towards a mortgage

  • After five years of being frozen, maternity capital indexed

  • Sobyanin proposes to judge economy according to human capital index

  • Unified biometric system includes telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of Russians

  • Experts consider it impossible to switch to a four-day workweek without lowering salaries

  • Tens of thousands of Russians risk losing their jobs in the coming days

  • Will local Far Eastern specialists be given travel allowances?

  • Researchers determine migration plans of Russian youth

  • Obtaining Russian citizenship has been simplified for foreign specialists

  • Government intends to change the rules of the Russian language exam for different categories of migrants

  • Mortality from alcohol poisoning on the rise in Russia

  • Government supports bill to bring back sobering-up stations

  • Ministry of Health denies existence of safe doses of alcohol

  • Over 360 children have died in Russia over last three years due to substance abuse

  • Maternal mortality in Russia has decreased by 4.4 times since 2000

  • Russia facing a jump in mortality from cancer due to lack of drugs

  • Ministry of Health preparing new system for supplying Russians drugs

  • One-third of Russians have experienced domestic violence

World news

  • In half of China's cities the population has decreased

  • The population of the capital of Estonia continues to decline

  • Latvian demographer advises to forget about a "birth boom"

  • In Estonia, arguments about how to conduct the census

  • In Armenia, first child allowance to be increased 6-fold

  • Italy will pay 25 thousand euros for moving to underpopulated towns

  • Ghost villages appear in Latvia

  • International ranking of the most expensive cities to move to

  • UN warns of massive relocation of people due to the rise of the oceans

  • The reasons for the shrinking number of non-citizens in Estonia are obtaining Russian citizenship and death

  • Belarus to simplify visa regime with the EU

  • According to the UN, 5.9 million of Ukraine citizens live outside the country

  • Among Ukrainian citizens who want to go abroad to work, 12% plan to stay there for good

  • About 60% of labor migrants in Hungary are citizens of Ukraine

  • Citizens of Turkmenia now the second largest group of migrants to Belarus

  • Money transfers from Russia to Tajikistan have decreased

  • The number of asylum applications in OECD countries is declining

  • Armenian citizens increasingly seek refuge in EU countries

  • Five EU countries to accept migrant agreement

  • Will the European Commission establish the post of European Commissioner for the "Protection of the European Way of Life"?

  • UN criticizes Qatar for migrant working and living conditions

  • Uzbekistan improves statistics on labor migration

  • Is illegal migration costing the US $300 billion annually?

  • The United States records lowest number of abortions since 1973

  • Trump opposes state funding for abortion and supports decriminalization of homosexuality

  • US authorities decide to limit the sale of vapes in the country

  • WHO recognizes Azerbaijan as malaria-free

  • The sperm count in men has more than halved over 40 years

  • Is sex among older adults getting better?

  • Parliament of Uzbekistan approves rules of weddings and celebrations

The newspapers write about

  • Rossiyskaya Gazeta on the national projects

  • Parlamentskaya Gazeta on a unified register

  • Komsomolskaya Pravda on Russians share in their countrys future

  • Rosbalt on fluctuating attitudes of Russians towards newcomers

  • The American Conservative on immigration policy in Hungary

  • REGNUM on immigration policy in Italy

  • Baltnews.lt on Lithuanias demographic situation

  • Krym.Realii on linguistic identity

  • ASI on ethnic impostor syndrome

  • Moskovsky Komsomolets on the secrets of Japanese longevity

  • Svobodnaya Pressa on the secrets of the future of Russian longevity

  • Forbes on the dangers of loneliness

  • Svobodnaya Pressa on pension reform

  • Izvestiya on the labor regime

  • Gazeta.Ru on robotization

  • Ekonomika Sevodnya on stimulating fertility

  • Gazeta.Ru on generational waves

  • Le Figaro on obesity

  • Russkaya Sluzhba BBC on smoking

  • Izvestiya on cancer

  • IQ and Forbes on incentives for doctors and their work

  • Svenska Dagbladet, The Guardian and Le Figaro on sexuality

  • Gazeta.Ru and Le Figaro on IVF

  • Deutsche Welle on Down Syndrome

  • TUT.BY on LGBT

  • Le Monde on Gender Inequality

  • The Economist on the effects of global warming

  • Atlantico on racism

  • Rossiskaya Gazeta on surnames

Read books and magazines

  • World Health Statistics 2019: monitoring health for the SDGs, sustainable development goals

  • Status report on alcohol consumption, harm and policy responses in 30 European countries 2019

  • Demographic Yearbook of the Republic of Belarus, 2019

  • Eurostat Regional Yearbook

  • Rural healthcare in Russia in 2018

  • Through the pages of the journals Sotsialnye Askpekty Zdorovya Naseleniya (Social Aspects of Public Health) and Sotsiologiya Meditsiny (Sociology of Medicine)

  • Contents of Population & Societies magazine

Profession: researcher

  • Quality of data on the population and demographic processes in Russia. Scientific Seminar "Modern Demography" at the International Laboratory for the Study of Population and Health of the Higher School of Economics

  • We rediscover America ... Participation of Russian demographers and epidemiologists in the Open World leadership program. USA, South Dakota, 2019

  • 90 years since the birth of Alexander Samoilovich Akhiezer

  •     A.S. Akhiezer. Dialectics of urbanization and migration in Russia

 
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